The Weekly Recap

Hello and welcome back to the weekly recap!

The week started off with this trip report from Jigme Singye Wangchuck NP in the Himalayas. It was a short trip with only five mammal species but still very interesting ones, such as the Malayan Giant Squirrel and Golden Langur.

This post of a trip to Thailand with bat conservationist Merlin Tuttle features some pretty cool (you guessed it) bats. It’s beautifully written with lovely photos and species like Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat and Theobald’s Tomb Bat. I love how bats with the most horror film worthy names are usually very fluffy and polite-looking, like they’d ask for permission before slaughtering you. 

Parts 3 and 4 of the Madagascar mammal series are here! Once again there’s a youtube video for each and great species, from the Eastern Woolly Lemur to Major’s Long-fingered Bat. 

Next up is this lynx trip to Estonia! With a successful Eurasian Lynx sighting, snow and a healthy dose of cream buns, this is a trip I approve of. 

The last trip reports of the week are these two from Somaliland and Ethiopian Somali Region. Some highlights from these are Speke’s Gazelle, Beira and Abyssian Hare, Dibatag respectively. 

Finally, the newest episode of the Mammalwatching Podcast is here! Listen to Peter Kaestner’s thrilling story of how he became (and almost didn’t become) the first person to ever see 10,000 bird species. 

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Cover photo: Teresa Nichta

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Katy Hall

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